# It was Friday morning and I sat at my desk watched the absorbed application of the class as they wrote up their weekly review.

1.  I sat at my desk and watched the absorbed application

2.  I sat at my desk watched the absorbed application

3.  I sat at desk watching absorbed application

4.  I sat at my desk watching the absorbed application

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I sat at my desk watching the absorbed application

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# Most words evolved as a description for separated realities of the external world, hence their inadequacy to describe the one gentle reality within us all.

1.  a description of the separated reality of the external world

2.  a description for separated realities of the external world

3.  descriptive of the separated realities of the external world

4.  a description of the separated realities of the external world

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a description of the separated realities of the external world

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# The minister assured the villagers that the proposed dam would bring them more prosperity than relocation would. He noted in his address that his engineers had informed him that of the 500 villages at the site of the proposed dam, only 50 or so would have to be rehabilitated outside the district. The rest can be rehabilitated in the nearby areas within the district, with pucca houses constructed by the government. Which of the following, if true, most supports the minister’s claim

1.  The district is huge and has large tracts of open land to rehabilitate people.

2.  The people in the district are generally poor and do not have enough sources of livelihood.

3.  The people have been in the area for long and do not know any specific skill.

4.  The tribals are likely to get violent if asked to relocate outside the district.

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The people in the district are generally poor and do not have enough sources of livelihood.

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# Heuristic methods are basically mathematical approaches tempered with logical reasoning. The term heuristic implies a trial-anderror approach. These techniques will give solutions which may not be mathematically optimal but are still very satisfactory from the point of veiw of practical application. The computing effort required to determine a truly optimum solution is usually veryhigh and an inaccuracy of input data might make the entire effort an exercise in vain. Which of these would not be an example of application of heuristic methods

1.  Solving the 6 color, 9 part cube..

2.  Optimum quantity of water drawn from a tubewell in each use.

3.  Scheduling of trains on a route.

4.  Betting on the outcome of a cricket match

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Solving the 6 color, 9 part cube..

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# In the United States of America, companies started to pay more attention to turning “green” when there was mass interest in the environment. Then they realised that although everyone wants the environment to get better, few people wanted to pay for it. And corporate environmentalism, which had started as a revolution, ended as fads do. This only goes to show that corporates are not responsible or concerned. They are just looking for ways to maximise their gains. Which of these examples would best illustrate the surmise above

1.  Mc Donald’s switching to non-Styrofoam (Styrofoam is polluting and hazardous) packing for its world-wide operations.

2.  P and G changing over to environmental packaging for a higher price – in an option pack (i.e. customers can choose whether to buy the environment friendly non-plastic packaging for a little extra).

3.  ACC setting up ETPs (Effluent Treatment Plants) in all its 14 plants across India.

4.  XYZ Co. changing its uniform to green for a couple of years, to emphasise its environment focus.

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P and G changing over to environmental packaging for a higher price – in an option pack (i.e. customers can choose whether to buy the environment friendly non-plastic packaging for a little extra).

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# We do not know about our ancestors.We assume that they lived in a society that maintained high standards of hygiene, because the primitive people we see today are very clean people, and we assume our ancestors must have lived very like them. Which of these best disputes the conclusion drawn in the passage

1.  The primitive people mentioned are a separate race.

2.  Not all primitive societies observed are clean.

3.  Primitive people have been called clean relative to the degree of cleanliness one might expect, and not in absolute terms.

4.  The societies mentioned have improved only after contact with the outside world.

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Not all primitive societies observed are clean.

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# The Kathakar is a weaver of words. With his gift of the gab and his familiarity with the local dialect, he sells as much entertainment as religion to his audience. His movements act as illustrations of a text printed in his tongue. Katha is, indeed, a source of evening entertainment safely veiled in religion. Which of the following is an essential quality of a Kathakar

1.  The ability to memorise.

2.  The ability to make a narrative appear interesting.

3.  Knowledge of the local dialect.

4.  All of the above.

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All of the above.

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# Assuming that the only kind of education available is the formal schooling kind, with low stress on technical education, which of the following is an essential input to conclude safely that the education system needs to be revised

1.  Formal school children are trained only for white collar jobs.

2.  The number of children attending school is a dismal 18%.

3.  The economy needs people with technical skills.

4.  School children pass out with high expectations of easy jobs and good pay.

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The economy needs people with technical skills.

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# Which of these, if true, would best support the idea that unemployment figures are inflated

1.  Population growth in the country rests at 2% while jobs are growing at an average of 2.6% per annum.

2.  Unemployment figures count everyone who was unemployed even for a day during the previous year.

3.  Unemployment figures are at 10% while the percentage of people below poverty line is 40%.

4.  None of these

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Unemployment figures count everyone who was unemployed even for a day during the previous year.

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# The ‘babies of the world’ are those who

1.  have constricted or myopic view of things.

2.  tend to view things from their own perspective.

3.  have a unique perspective for each situation.

4.  are the novices looking at things beyond their comprehension

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